- Release Date
February, 26th 2020
Android 5 (Lollipop), Android 6 (Marshmallow), Android 7 and 7.1 (Nougat), Android 8 and 8.1 (Oreo), Android 9.0 (Pie), Android 10.0
This release is packed with many new features:
some editing capabilities have been added to your personal profile;
new module “Documents” to easily share important files within your club;
display and search for members’ skills and interests (only in Switzerland/Liechtenstein).
You certainly remember that we introduced in version 5.1 a way to personalize your own profile page by letting you upload a nice background image instead of the standard blue Lions color.
It is time to go one step further. As a matter of fact, and for a very long time, the Club LionsBase Master can manage links to their members’ social networks but it is largely impractical of course. We then created a plugin so that members could manage those links using their profile page after authenticating on their club’s website. This page proved however to be vastly unknown and above all unused and we thought we could make this management much easier.
This release paves the way for the future by granting you quick and easy management of your social networks – and thus get more control over your own profile’s data – while using your favourite Lions application:
Everything starts from the drawer menu by tapping your name.
This shows your own profile with editing capability.
Tap the edit/pencil icon to access a page where you can easily define links to your various social profiles.
Save and you’re done!
The drawer menu has been extended with a new module “Documents”:
Documents will let you easily access important documents shared by your webmaster and organized logically by type of document (minutes, …) and publication year so that you always have a quick and handy access to them.
In order for documents to show up, the webmaster should edit the properties of a file within his/her club directory and assign one (or more) of the Document: * categories (1). In addition, under “Access” (2), make sure the file is “visible” and (if needed), restrict access, e.g., to the committee only:
Please read chapter Dealing with Files for more information.
Following types of documents are supported: PDF, Word (doc, docx) and Excel (xls, xlsx).
Special Note to Android Users¶
Dear Android users, maybe you have spotted that your friends on iOS get a better User Experience (UX) with external content? In version 3.2 for instance we introduce a link to the digital version of your LION Magazine (aka “Digimag”) but unlike iOS users where the link opens and show the magazine within the mobile application, you get redirected to Chrome and “leave” the mobile application instead.
The same is happening when fetching your event ticket or, with this release, when opening a club document. Users on iOS get everything within the mobile application and can read the document right away. But if after all, opening an external browser is not a big issue for the LION Magazine, when it comes to documents (PDF, Word, Excel), we face a bigger problem: Chrome is not willing to simply open the document and render it as you are accustomed to when using a desktop computer. No! The document is downloaded instead and needs to be opened afterwards using one of your “Files” application on your device.
If you are an Android developer and know how to work around this limitation, please get in touch with us, we really would like to be able to just use an embedded browser and show any external content like we do on iOS.
It looks like, at least for PDF files, the way to make Chrome render the file within the browser instead of downloading it is to use a special-crafted URL effectively asking Google Drive to convert and render the file as HTML, just like pdf.js does. This has not been implemented so far because we currently do not want to feed Google Drive with possibly sensitive documents behind your back.
Skills & Interests¶
This is only available in MD 102 Switzerland / Liechtenstein.
Access to this feature will be rolled out step-by-step, so don’t worry if this is not yet accessible for you.
Skills and interests are visible in the member’s profile (click on an item to search for other similar members):
In addition, a few bugs have been squashed and minor enhancements integrated:
events that allowed you to invite external guests did not actually allow you to invite them if no additional questions were configured; this issue is now resolved;
“Multi District” in the drawer menu has been relocated;
various internal libraries have been upgraded.
Using iOS? Please see corresponding release notes.